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Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 9:00pm

In the 1970s photographers were shooting a billion Polaroid photographs each year yet today the company is essentially non-existent. What went wrong? Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid was a legendary intellectual corporate leader that started out doing research in polarizing filters and ended up revolutionizing photography by creating a totally new technology of film development. As a company, Polaroid was also known for supporting artists like Ansel Adams. Tune in tonight for a history of this amazing corporation when we speak with CHRISTOPHER BONANOS, writer and editor at New York Magazine. His new outstanding and profusely illustrated history is titled INSTANT: THE STORY OF POLAROID.

Inquiry welcomes back editor, writer and chef TAMAR ADLER to talk about eating and cooking in the doldrums of winter. Tamar’s unique book is AN EVER-LASTING MEAL: COOKING WITH ECONOMY AND GRACE and it helps change the way you think about food and cooking. Tune in and learn about the pleasures of lettuce with gravy, making salads with root vegetables, and what to do when you fall out of love with cooking.

Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 12:00pm

Tune in for this special edition of Jazz Matinee as host Al Dean chats with the Director of Compaq Big Band, Al Saloky. They will be later joined by legendary trumpet player Wayne Bergeron.

Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most active players in the world. With studio dates, international touring, jazz concerts, guest soloist appearances and clinics, he has no intention of slowing down.

Bergeron’s passion for big bands has led to his inclusion in some of Los Angeles’ most well respected bands. He has recorded with Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin, Arturo Sandoval, Pat Williams, Sammy Nestico, Jack Sheldon, Chris Walden, Tom Kubis, John La Barbara, Andy Martin, Ralph Carmichael, Bob Florence, Frank Capp, Matt Cattingub, Bill Liston, Kim Richmond, Ray Anthony, Buddy Childers, Roger Neumann, Bill Perkins, Bill Elliott, Gary Irwin, Bill Watrous, Bob Curnow and Phil Kelly.

This month Wayne Bergeron joins the Compaq Big Band as their Special Guest Artist at New England's storied jazz landmark, Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. The performance will feature Wayne Bergeron on arrangements from his big band, as well as charts done for Maynard Ferguson, plus sensational Feature Vocalist Rebecca Holtz singing selections from the great album with Diane Shuur fronting the Count Basie Orchestra, and much more.

For more about Wayne go to www.waynebergeron.com.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10:30pm

The A&E network's decision to return Phil Robertson to the "Duck Dynasty" show has both critics and fans. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Chris Stone founder of Faith Driven Consumer. The organization was behind the widely publicized IStandWithPhil.com petition drive.

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 6:00pm

A great arrangement is catnip for this orchestra, once the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. Jim McNeely arranged "Sing Sing Sing" by Louis Prima. The late Frank Foster arranged "Jingle Bells" and "Giant Steps." Slide Hampton arranged Foster's "Shiny Stockings." Nnennah Freelon sings "I Thought About You" with pianist Ted Rosenthal for the late Dr. Billy Taylor and James Moody. Jon Faddis is the Maestro and trumpet soloist.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 7:00pm

Annual tribute show to those folk artists who passed away in 2012, with special guest co-host Beth DeSombre.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis hails from one of New Orleans’ most distinguished jazz families, and he has continued the Marsalis dynasty with multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the National Medal of Arts. Spend an hour with this legendary artist as he shares a few of his favorite things, including a recently discovered recording of Louis Armstrong’s last known performance.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 6:00pm

Jazz pianist/conductor talks about working with some of the great jazz vocalists of our time and his present gigs as musical director for Tony Bennett and Barbara Cook.

Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 10:30pm

Did you know that 1 in 4 women in the United States will become a sexual assault victim? Just how can young high school and college age women protect themselves from potential predators? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al's guest will be Dallas Jessup, founder of "Just Yell Fire" . This organization is 2 million women strong and they have developed some truly effective ways of deterring date rape.

Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 9:00pm

Massachusetts historian and natural historian JOHN GALLUZZO decided that for the year 2011 he would take a 30 minute hike in a green space in every town and city in the state. It was a mammoth task to undertake and plan. John had to deal with poor weather, swarms of insects and family crises, but in the end he accomplished his goal. Tune in tonight and listen to John talk about what the real goal of this amazing project was; what some of his favorite places in the state were and what he learned along the way. His book, which is also a nice guide to walking and hiking spots across the state is HALF AND HOUR A DAY ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS.

Inquiry welcomes back artist, writer and natural historian JULIE ZICKEFOOSE to talk about her new book THE BLUEBIRD EFFECT: UNCOMMON BONDS WITH COMMON BIRDS. This sumptuous and fascinating book details her decades long experiences in rehabilitating young birds and is one of the best natural history books published this year. Rehabilitating nestlings is hard, frustrating, time consuming work that is also very rewarding because you get to know the birds intimately in a way no birder or even most ornithologists do. Tune in and find out about Julie’s life as an artist, and what it takes to raise unusual species like hummingbirds and swifts.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

A tribute to the words and music of one of the great topical folksingers of the Folk Revival period, featuring an interview with Phil's sister, Sonny Ochs. Phil would have turned 72 this December.

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